Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe

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Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe
GenreDocumentary television
Directed byPeter Jones
Michael Weigall
Charles Flynn
Narrated byCarol Vorderman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
ProducerJohn Fairley
Running time25 minutes[1]
Production companyYorkshire Television
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original release15 July 1994 (1994-07-15) –
6 January 1995 (1995-01-06)
Related showsArthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World
Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers

Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe was a popular 26-part television series looking at unexplained phenomena across the universe. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom by independent television network Discovery Channel. It premiered on 15 July 1994.[1] It was the sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers.

The series is introduced by acclaimed science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in short sequences filmed at his home in Sri Lanka, with individual episodes narrated by Carol Vorderman.[2] The series was produced by John Fairley and directed by Peter Jones, Michael Weigall and Charles Flynn.[citation needed]


Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe consisted of 26 episodes.[3]

  1. "Snake Charmers, Wolf Children and Holy Men"
  2. "On the Trail of the Big Cats"
  3. "Where Giants Walked"
  4. "Relics of the Saints"
  5. "Mysteries of the Sea"
  6. "Psychic Detectives"
  7. "Keys to the Past"
  8. "The Burning Question"
  9. "A Crop of Circles"
  10. "At Death's Door"
  11. "Callers from the Cosmos"
  12. "The Evil Eye"
  13. "Secrets of the Pyramids"
  14. "Mysteries of the Maya"
  15. "Squaring the Bermuda Triangle"
  16. "Doom of the Dinosaurs"
  17. "Cracking Codes: Writings, Runes and Other Riddles"
  18. "Zombies: The Living Dead"
  19. "Strange Powers of Animals"
  20. "Into Thin Air"
  21. "Baffling Bombardments"
  22. "Meeting Mary: Visions of the Virgin"
  23. "Secrets of Ancient Worlds"
  24. "Spirits of Place: Hauntings and Ghosts"
  25. "True or False: More Than Meets the Eye"
  26. "Mysteries of the North"

DVD release[edit]

Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe was released on DVD on 11 March 2003.[4]

A collection DVD Box Set of all three Arthur C. Clarke documentary series, Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World, Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers and Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe was released in July 2013 by Visual Entertainment, which also re-released them separately in September 2013.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe". Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ Gibron, Bill (11 March 2003). "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe Episode Guide". LocateTV. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  5. ^ Lambert, David (21 August 2013). "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe - Individual Releases for 3 Shows from VEI's 'Clarke Collection'". TV Shows on DVD. TV Guide Online. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.

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